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Saturday, May 08, 2010

BABY SHOWER GOODY BAG IDEAS

Here are some baby shower goody bag ideas that will inspire the hostess with far too little time on her hands to decorate the venue, much less time for brainstorming on what to put in favor boxes and bags.

THE CONTAINERS

One thing I want to mention is that the term "goody bags" does not always have to be an actual paper bag. This is more of a reference to an assortment of homemade items in a single container of some sort rather than one individual item. You can use jars, boxes, paper, cellophane bags or even a beautifully wrapped platter to hold the array.

You can order bags or boxes from a party supply store or better yet order them from the same place you get your invitations. You can order personalized baby shower invitations and get the favor container to match.

Your other option would be to make the bags yourself and decorate them using rubber stamps or stickers. FWIW, you can often get stickers from the same place you buy your invitations.

GETTING DOWN WITH THE BABY SHOWER GOODY BAG IDEAS

after you have chosen the ideal container (hopefully it's not too big) you can get to work filling it with homemade pretties or treats that will undoubtedly tickle your party guests.

EDIBLE GOODIES

The quick and easy way to fill your favor boxes with treats is to take them down to the local candy shop and buy an assortment of colorful candies or delicious chocolates.

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Visit a candle store and fill your bag with scented votives, a votive cup and a package of matches. Coordinate the colors if at all possible or tie a pretty ribbon around the votive to reflect the baby shower's color scheme.

These tips are without a doubt not a cheap route to take but then there are those occasions when time gets away from us and we simply do not have time to spend on crafts and baking.

HOMEMADE FAVORS

If you DO have the time to make your own favors, here are some baby shower goody bag ideas that won't keep you in the kitchen or at the work table too long.


  • Bake several batches of your favorite brownie recipe in shapes that reflect your baby shower colors or theme
  • Mold your own chocolates and include a chocolate mold in each goodie bag


LASTING KEEPSAKES

Brownies and chocolates probably won't last the car ride home from your shower, but a silver or crystal keepsake will last forever. Ornaments in the shape of baby strollers, baby bottles and pacifiers always have a place on the ornament or Christmas tree and your friends will think of you every time they see them. And isn't this what favors are for; to remind your guests what a wonderful hostess you are?

SOMETHING FOR MOMMY

Mommies who put the needs of their babies ahead of their own can always use a little something for mommy. Pampering items like mirrors, personalized purse caddies and skin care products are excellent baby shower goody bag ideas because they are not something that ladies buy for themselves.

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